Actor Iwai Hanshirô V as Ohatsu

「おはつ 岩井半四郎」(五代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1821 (Bunsei 4), 3rd month
Artist Urakusai Nagahide (Japanese, active about 1805–1848), Publisher Wataya Kihei (Wataki) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 90; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 1 (1997), #013

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38 x 26.4 cm (14 15/16 x 10 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.26596

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Sumidagawa Hana no Goshozome (Flowers of the Sumida River, Dyed Palace Fabric)
Theater: Naka
隅田川花御所染
 中

Signed

Urakusai ga
有楽斎画

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)

NOTES:
[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection